Beginner’s Guide to Platform Engineering: Simplifying Software Delivery
In our latest “Beginners Guide to Platform Engineering”, we delve into the fundamentals: what it is, how it works, and the benefits of this new approach.
The cloud-native landscape presents developers with around 2000 tools. Such a vast array, while offering versatility, often complicates the developer's role and diminishes potential business value. Enter Platform Engineering, an evolution of DevOps practices designed to simplify this rising complexity.
As highlighted in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Software Engineering and Emerging Technologies, platform engineering began making waves. Puppet’s State of Platform Engineering Report revealed that 51% of companies had implemented a dedicated platform team. What started as a rising trend has now become an essential strategy for revitalizing development teams.
Platform Engineering Impact on Development Velocity - Source
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Platform Engineering & Software Delivery
With platform engineering, developers can sidestep the intricacies of managing underlying solutions. Instead, they can channel their focus on crafting code, bolstered by a specialized team and self-service interfaces. This transition allows platform teams to construct independent developer portals, oversee operations, and manage the lifecycle of underlying solutions.
Platform engineering’s benefits aren't restricted to developers alone. Its advantages extend to operations, security, and senior IT business leadership. Three prime motivators drive its adoption: business outcomes, team and technical requisites, and top-down guidance.
The need for quicker delivery speeds tops the list at 22%. This is closely followed by scaling needs at 18%. Other motivators include controlling infrastructure costs, preventing task duplication among product teams, and product catalog expansion.
Platform Engineering Impact on Development Speed - Source
If you’re new to platform engineering and looking to dive deeper, this whitepaper is for you. This whitepaper titled “Beginner’s Guide to Platform Engineering” will equip you with the foundational knowledge around this paradigm. We will explore this new approach in-depth, its benefits, how it works, and how Weave GitOps can help you get started with your platform engineering journey.